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I have found there are five distinct phases in the process of writing a book or script. I’ve written, and helped writers write, a lot of different projects in a … Continue reading
Differentiating characters helps the reader read: “A” level characters have 3 dimensions, “B” level 2. It’s ok if the rest have only 1 dimension.
Any good story gives the reader a ride. Usually, the sooner the reader knows what kind of ride they’re taking, the more they can relax and enjoy it. I’m not … Continue reading
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Go to a scary place You can get along just fine without ever reading Hamlet. Dulce et decorum est is just one of many…
It’s the end of a wildly-successful Kickstarter campaign to finance production of this wildly-ambitious mega reference e-book for writers. The campaign ends this Saturday, July 11 at 8am p.s.t. so … Continue reading
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The Compendium’s Kickstarter campaign is Popular in Publishing and Staff Pick at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060921494/millers-compendium-a-comprehensive-writers-referen The campaign ends July 10, but don’t wait! – Pre-order the book today – Consider buying an … Continue reading
What music (if any) do you listen to while you’re writing? Nothing works for me as well as…
At the outset of a project – and when you’re planning a rewrite – I think it’s good to ask yourself what the the project is about. What’s it really … Continue reading
Actually, the full title is… “Schematic Narrative Composition of CSI and House from Analyzing Storytelling Strategies in Serial Television Drama: Hybrid Structure and Functional Polyvalence in House M.D.” by Sebastian … Continue reading
In case you’re not familiar with Vonnegut’s Axis, it’s a brilliant tool for analyzing stories that have already been written (see Vonnegut’s brilliant exegesis here), but I’ve just found a … Continue reading
I recently was on a really interesting panel about collaboration at IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) and some some issues came up that led me to revise my current … Continue reading